Durban Film Office

The Durban Film Office is the film-industry development arm of the eThekwini Municipality, mandated to position Durban as a world-class film production destination and facilitate the development of the local film industry. The office is also responsible for facilitating and coordinating on-location filming in the City of Durban and surrounds.


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Online Permit

The Durban Film Office was created as a one stop service centre for all film permitting in the city. We will gladly assist you with any query you may have and endeavour to add value to the production process. Our on-line permit system together with our partnership with the city of Durban means getting a permit to film in Durban has never been easier.

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Crew

To get the perfect shot you need a team of professionals. South African crew has been rated as one of the most hard working and talented crew base in the world.The Durban crew directory will assist you in finding the best crew for your shoot.

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Services

Durban offers a wide range of facilitation and support services that are accustomed to servicing anything from television to major motion picture. We do encourage you to work with local services to ensure you receive the best value for your production spend.

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Locations

The city of Durban has found its shape in traces of India, Indonesia, Brazil, Zanzibar and Europe. Our colourful history is reflected in the profusion of Cape-Dutch, Indian, Victorian, Edwardian, Tudor, French Provincial, Neo-Gothic styles and Art Deco architecture. The landscape from the coast to the country is a gentle transformation from palm trees, beach café's, steel and glass city’s, to rolling hills, meandering countryside and dramatic mountain passes.The region presents miles of sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, blue water lagoons, and a myriad of rivers, lakes and imposing waterfalls, the most known of these, Howick Falls, the second highest waterfall in the world.

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Industry Development Programmes

The Durban Film Office Development Programmes seek to help Durban filmmakers develop skills as creative independent content producers and industry professionals. Please see links below to download fact sheets for individual programmes provided: